Our main characters on Twitter Tuesday were bodega warrior Jose Alba and “hot girl” Emily Sundberg.
HAVING A GOOD ONE
ALBA: Law-and-order supporters celebrated after murder charges were dropped against the 61-year-old Harlem bodega clerk, who stabbed to death an assailant in a headline-making July 1 incident that was captured on surveillance video.
Thank God. What a disgusting miscarriage of justice this was—justified by legacy media, of course. Make no mistake: Jose Alba is getting justice not because of DA Bragg but because of the public outcry at the injustice of his arrest. Never doubt the power of the people. https://t.co/PbFn6DJce1
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) July 19, 2022
HAVING A BAD ONE
SUNDBERG: Progressive and conservative commentators agreed that the 28-year-old Brooklyn-based content creator came off as desperate and self-involved in a viral New York Times article about Zoomer women trying to redefine “hotness” as a “self-declaration.”
The hyped up (and implicitly progressive?) trend towards a disdain for external standards–of intelligence, of beauty/"hotness," of mental health, of qualitative differences of any kind–is bizarre.
Sport is becoming the last refuge of genuine excellence. https://t.co/4le8YT62L1
— Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) July 19, 2022